I have a tank bag which is expandable and being quite short, I decided to strap it to the pillion seat yesterday when I had a full load. The bag is convertible so it has all the right places to strap to the seat. Problem is...how do people actually get on the bike when the top clearance is now so high??? I tried the swinging my leg front or back and I am quite flexible mind you, but still had to do this awkward sideways crawl on. It would not be possible if I didn't have heaps of space on the left side of the bike. Surely, there must be an easier way! Of course, while on the bike, the bag is a nice and comfy back rest. Does add a fair bit of top heaviness though and I ended up taking stuff out of it and using it as a tank bag on the way home. Any special technique that people use?